Topics such as burnout and resiliency are not often spoken about in forensic DNA. This year’s keynote, Allison Massari, taught those in the audience the potent life lessons that she learned on each step of her path after she was severely burned in a fire and faced seemingly insurmountable odds and provided actionable steps that can be taken to improve personal resiliency.
Julie Weil, a sexual assault survivor and global activist, shared her story of how she persevered after her assault and continues to work to turn victims into strong survivors by championing for change in the way survivors of sexual assault are treated in the system. View our interview with Julie here.
Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy continues to be a topic of interest with presentations focused on standards for the field and how the technique should be used going forward. Our expert panel discussed considerations in genetic privacy within the DNA field.
Other topics included implementing Rapid DNA, emerging technologies in the field, massively parallel sequencing, a closer look at the MMIP/MMIW crisis and much more!
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